Now that Beltran is gone and we’re officially playing for next year we can all sit back and lol at this season as a pre-cursor to 2012. Granted BMF has had this pov since April but now there’s no denying it.
The way I see it yesterday’s game was teeming with good news for the NY Mets.
Never mind about Capuano getting lit up - he’s a spare part added for this season - the positivity came from:
Wright collected 3 hits and an RBI. David continues to pound the ball and now that Beltran is gone Wright’s gonna have to take center stage all by himself.
Bay had 3 hits and 3 ribbies. I no longer expect Bay to be a beast for us but if he can be an above solid everyday player and not a target for fan venom that’s good news going forward.
Pagan had 3 hits, an RBI and a SB. Just when you start to hear whispers Pagan may not be back he’s suddenly turned it back on this week. If Angel can rebound from here through Sept he’ll have a starting CF spot next year.
Lucas Duda picked up 2 more hits and 3 RBI. Duda is suddenly smoking hot. If this kid can prove to himself that he belongs in the Bigs I think he can be an impact bat and is definitely a guy whose power won’t be contained by CityField.
You wouldn’t think the day after Beltran leaves things would be looking so positive but they definitely are.
Last, and certainly not least, Johan Santana made a rehab start! Wow!! Never expected anything from him this season but he should be ready to go next April.
Things are looking up in the world of the NY Mets.
And OBTW we swept the Reds!